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Brecon Beacons

The Breacon Beacons are a popular base for a walking holiday to South Wales and are home to mountains including Pen y Fan and Corn Du. You could also enjoy caving at either of the two main caving areas, Ogof Ffynnon Ddu and Dan-yr-Ogof or enjoy a host of water sport activities at Llangorse Lake and Llyn Pontsticill. The National Showcave of Wales is also situated in the Brecon Breacons or you could try your hand at white water rafting along the River Wye.

For a more relaxing day out, take a day trip on the Brecon Mountain Railway or explore the wildlife at the National Nature Reserve Craig Cerrig. The Taff Trail is a popular route for walking and cycling in the Brecon Beacons and runs for 55 miles through the National Park. The Usk Valley walk is also very scenic and offers a path through the Black Mountains. For a family day out, enjoy a day trip to Carreg Cennen Castle which dates from the 13th Century.

Choose from a great choice of holiday cottages in the Brecon Beacons with iknow ideal for groups on a walking holiday or families on relaxing short break. There is also an excellent choice of luxury hotels ideal for an extra special or romantic break. Stay at a choice of Brecon Beacons camping or holiday parks if you are touring the area which often have onsite restaurants and play areas for the kids.

Accommodation in the Brecon Beacons

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    Multi award-winning country house restaurant with rooms in Llanwrtyd Wells surrounded by the Cambrian & Brecon Hills. 8 luxury bedrooms, beautiful views & 2 AA Rosette restaurant.
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    Welsh guest house in Llandovery, set in 50 acres, offers spectacular views of the Black Mountains. Ideal for families and couples. Wi-Fi access and parking. Activities available.
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    £750
    Per Week (seasonal) Sleeps 10+2
     
    Stunning 7 bedroom farmhouse just north of Brecon, within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons. Elevated with country views, free WiFi, 2 bathrooms, patio, BBQ & parking. Sleeps 10+2.
     
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